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Revlon Starry Pink Review and Swatches

Revlon Starry Pink

Revlon Starry Pink Bottle

Revlon Starry Pink is simply beautiful. A milky pink base with glitter sprinkled through. I pulled this one out this week for a ‘low-key’ manicure with some sparkle. Read on for review and pictures!

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Butter London Saucy Jack Swatches and Review

Butter London Saucy Jack Bottle

Butter London Saucy Jack Bottle

Butter London ‘Saucy Jack’ – Swatches and Review

Butter London is a prestige polish brand which can be a little pricey. Each polish typically retaisl for around $15.00 a piece. Now, if you’re a polish collector like me, a sale is a chance to buy some Butter. Ulta recently had a buy 2 get 1 free sale so I picked up ‘saucy jack’ to be part of my collection. Read on for more……

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Work Appropriate Halloween Costume: Sookie Stackhouse

Work Appropriate Halloween Costume: Sookie Stackhouse
So, I now work in the corporate environment and was told that many people dress up for Halloween. However, I still must adhere to the dress code at work while dressing up; and, as it happens, our dress code is fairly strict. I am a huge fan of True Blood and happen to have the Merlotte’s t-shirt hanging in my closet right now, so, this is what I came up with. Read on for more details…..

My Hair FAQ’s & How To Maintain Vibrant Red Hair

Aveda Red Hair

My Red Hair (excuse the lack of smile, but this picture shows the color very well)

I get quite a few questions regarding my hair. I decided that a blog post devoted to my hair could possibly be helpful to those of you out there who want to go red or are having trouble maintaining it. Red hair has quite a learning curve and it did take me more than one dye job to learn what works for me. I’ve been keeping this color for about two years now and I am never going back! Read on for more!

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Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette Photos and Review

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette Outside Packaging

Oh, Naked palette, what a whirlwind you caused! This was one of tre top selling makeup items of 2011 period. The company couldn’t crank them out fast enough to meet demands. After replacing the eyeliner included in the palette with a brush, they were able to crank them out and meet customer demands. I got mine long before the craziness began. I saw this baby in my Ulta and said, “THAT is an awesome palette” and scooped it up. Weeks later, I was hearing about the demand for this palette and I was so happy I got mine when I did. Fast forward to now, they’ve just released the Naked 2 Palette and with the demand for Naked 1, everyone is trying to grab Naked 2 at breakneck speed. I will be getting Naked 2 for myself but I don’t know when…. 🙂 Read on for more pics and review….

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‘Chicken’ Lo Mein Recipe: Vegetarian and easily made Vegan!

Lo Mein with Gardein Chicken

 

Another Recipe Post! You guys have been seeing some vegetarian recipes on the blog lately because I went vegetarian about a month ago and I love it! Because I’m not eating meat, I have to be a bit more creative with recipes and incorporate vegetables when and wherever I can. I also LOVE chinese food but can’t get take out because I’m allergic to shellfish and many restaurants cook all the meat in the same wok. So, I modified a recipe I found online for vegetable lo mein and added the Orange Gardein Chickn with it and let me tell you…..this…..is…..awesome! Read on for the recipe!

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Faux Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe: My take on Starbucks

First of all, sorry for the lack of beauty related posts lately. I’ve been busy with school and haven’t found as much time as I would like to blog. However, I will give you my take on starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte! I recently have become obcessed with Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte. They are so yummy – it’s like drinking Fall in a cup! So, I’ve been determined to make my own at home so I won’t go broke! Well, I found out through much goog’ling that I need Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup to really make a good one. Unfortunately, this stuff is really hard to find! So, the recipe I have below satisfies my taste for pumpkin in coffee without buying the syrup. Read on for the recipe…..

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New York Color Kiss Gloss in Blood Red from Halloween 2011 Collection

NYC Kiss Gloss in Blood Red

NYC Kiss Gloss in ‘Blood Red’

Yes folks, the Halloween collections are hitting the stores in August! I’m not a big Halloween fan but I love the colors that come out with the collections because they’re dark, vampy, and mysterious. So, beauty-wise, Halloween is a great time of year for me. I snatched up two things from the NYC Halloween collection, this lipgloss and the false lashes. I’ll write about the falsies after I wear them. As far as New York Color as a brand is concerned, I’m very happy with it overall. It’s a very budget friendly line which can be off-putting for some, as they assume it’s bad quality. I can’t speak for the entire line as I can for say, Revlon, because I haven’t used the entire gamut of all they offer; however, some of the products are really awesome and it’s an added bonus that they don’t cost a lot. NYC’s translucent smooth skin loose powder is my holy grail setting powder. I also think their creme bronzer (limited edition – bronze radiance) and cream blushes are as good as prestige brands and I love those as well (and use them daily). Now…..on with the review……

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Milani Baked Powder Blush in Dolce Pink Review and Swatch

Milani is another drugstore line that I am never diappointed with. I only discovered Milani recently though the Youtube beauty community and bloggers. Previously to that, I had never really paid much attention to the end cap of products at my CVS. I am so glad I discovered Milani because I have not used a single product in the line that I can say I regret buying. They have such beautiful colors and high quality products. It is a little pricier than other drugstore lines but totally worth every penny, if you ask me.

So, already loving milani’s blushes, I spotted a new display of baked blushes at my CVS. I picked up ‘Dolce Pink’ which is a beautiful baked blush. It is marbled multi tone pink with glitter. You guys know I love my glitter. I enjoy the texture and application of baked blushes as they don’t go on too heavy and are easy to work with. I am wearing this blush right now as I write this and I definately reccomend the line.

To the review….. First of all, the packaging-> I love this packaging. It’s the typical milani gold mirrored compact packaging. It’s sturdy and beautiful and like physicians formula, you get a brush in the under compartment of the blush (pictures below). I don’t use the brush as I apply this with a regular blush brush. However, It could be very good for touchups.

The quality of product -> The color payoff is great and the color shows up without too much work or without going on too heavy at first swipe. The texture of the product is smooth to touch. The color selection in the line is of moderate size – it could be bigger but not exactly small. I found a couple I wanted and decided to get this one. I love this blush for my cool toned skin but they also have a nice peach color for those with warmer tones.

The only bad thing I’ll say about this blush is the same for my physicians formula review. The packaging could be decieving as you think you’re getting a ton of product and find out that part of the compact is taken up by the brush. Now, this is not to say that you don’t get a lot of product; it’s just that you need to keep the brush in mind when buying.

Go get your pink sparkle on folks!

Outside packaging. You can see that the gold mirror is very reflective as you can see my camera and hands in the reflection.

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